Anca | New York
Age: 53
Diagnosis: Stage 1c ovarian cancer (BRCA positive)
Chemotherapy Regimen: Taxotere & Carboplatin – every three weeks
Total Treatments: 6
Infusion Center: Weill Cornell NY Presbyterian (NYC)

Tell us about yourself.
I am a mother, wife, daughter…I am a marketing director and also a Pilates instructor.

How did you find out about DigniCap?
Cold capping was very important to me, and my infusion center offered DigniCap. So grateful for that!

Did you have a successful experience using DigniCap?
Although I lost a lot of my hair, I started with a lot too, so I was able to still look somewhat normal when finished. I tried to focus on what was left, not what I lost. Also, I know that cold capping helped my regrowth start sooner (after my 5th round)! The nurses at my infusion center were amazing and did their best to help me preserve my hair.

“I am so grateful that DigniCap was available to me, and it helped me keep some normalcy during the toughest time of my life!”

Why was trying to keep your hair during chemotherapy important to you?
I am so grateful that DigniCap was available to me, and it helped me keep some normalcy during the toughest time of my life! Cold capping helped me keep some control over something that was so hard for me to go through. I hope it helps other women the way it helped me!

How did keeping your hair affect you, and those around you?
Keeping my hair was extremely important to me! My hair has always been part of my identity and not going bald was very important to me to keep me strong mentally to push through my treatment. My family encouraged me through the process.

What advice would you give to someone who is going through a similar experience, or who has recently been diagnosed and is considering scalp cooling?
I would definitely encourage them to do it. Even when losing some hair, it still helps feel better.